5 Day Summer Package with Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

5 Day Summer Package with Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
Itinerary map for a 5-day summer guided tour vacation in Iceland
Take care out there, and be sure never to explore a glacier without professional guidance.
Visit Iceland during summer and see Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon bathed in the light of the midnight sun.
This 5 Day Summer Package with Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon takes you to some of Iceland's most beautiful waterfalls.
Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon in South Iceland is a treasure trove of beautiful ice sculptures.
Dyrhólaey is a small peninsula that is one of the South Coast's most distinguishing natural features.
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See all the main attractions in Iceland, including Reykjavík, the Golden Circle and the Blue Lagoon. And travel all the way to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon in the East, through the South Coast of Iceland first. This tour is for everyone who would like to relax on their vacation and let us take care of the details of planning the perfect trip to Iceland. 

This tour is all-inclusive, making the most of your stay in Iceland. It includes accommodation for 4 nights, all transportation and tours of all the best locations. You can also opt to hike on a glacier with a gorgeous view of the South Coast before you reach Jökulsárlón and the Diamond beach.

You'll see plenty of waterfalls, a black sand beach, glaciers, and volcanoes. You'll also have the chance to explore Reykjavík and you can add on extra options during your day on the famous Golden Circle route if sightseeing at some of the most popular places in the nation isn't exciting enough.

You can, for example, go horseback riding through a geothermal field near Gullfoss waterfall. For more action, go snowmobiling on top of Langjökull glacier. Or, for some real geological excitement, snorkel in Silfra gorge and float between two Continental plates, exploring the mysteries of the deep blue waters.

You'll make your home in the city center of Reykjavík for 3 nights, spending another night in Vatnajökull National Park so that you can fully embrace nature. This gives you plenty of time to enjoy the hiking trails in the countryside, just as much as the art galleries, museums,  and cafés in the capital. 

Enjoy the long summer days and explore all the best the country has to offer on this perfect 5-day itinerary! Reserve now to save on costs and choose a date to check for availability. 


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Mar. - Oct.
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Snorkelling, Caving, Snowmobile, Horse Riding, Sightseeing, Hot Spring Bathing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 5 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle, Reykjavík, Jökulsárlón, Hvítá River, Vatnajökull, Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Geysir, Gullfoss, Eyjafjallajökull, Dyrhólaey, Þingvellir, Strokkur, Reykjanes, Sólheimajökull, Mýrdalsjökull, Skaftafell, Silfra, Sólheimasandur, Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, Langjökull, Hallgrímskirkja, Vík í Mýrdal, Svartifoss, Gljufrabui, Fjaðrárgljúfur, Reynisdrangar, Öxarárfoss, Haukadalur, Fjallsárlón, Harpa – Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre, Seljavallalaug, South Coast, Diamond Beach
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : Flexible.

Included:
  • 3 nights of accommodation in Reykjavik (different levels available; breakfast not included for Super Budget and Budget levels; breakfast included for Comfort and Quality levels; more detailed info below)

  • Airport transfer on arrival/departure

  • Golden Circle small group sightseeing tour in a minibus (upgrades available with other activities)

  • South Coast 2-day small group minibus tour with an option for glacier hiking

  • 1 night of accommodation in a country hotel in Vatnajokull National Park during the 2-day south coast tour (private bathroom, breakfast included)

  • Detailed Itinerary with fun and practical information on the nature, history and culture of Iceland

  • Hands-on travel agent to oversee your itinerary

  • Taxes

  • Optional excursions (can be added during the booking process)

  • Blue Lagoon entrance (can be added during the booking process)

  • Dinner

  • Lunch

  • Flights


What to bring:
  • Hiking shoes

  • Warm clothes. Windproof and rainproof clothing

  • Swimsuit & towel

  • Camera


Good to know:

Although it is summertime, the Icelandic weather can be very unpredictable. Please bring appropriate clothing. Please be aware that your itinerary may have to be rearranged to fit your arrival date and time better. Please note that the boat tours on Jökulsárlón are only available from May to October.

If you book the extra activities alongside this tour, you will get them at a lower price.



Daily itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival in Reykjavík


Iceland's capital, Reykjavík, is famous for its multi-coloured rooftops.


After your arrival at the international airport in Keflavík, you'll make your way to the northernmost capital in the world: Reykjavik!

Spend the rest of the day exploring Reykjavík and settle into your hotel room in the centre of town. You'll find plenty of interesting places to see, such as the Hallgrímskirkja church, Laugavegur and Skólavörðustígur shopping streets.

There are plenty of designer boutiques, quirky cafés, world-class restaurants, the Old Harbour, the Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Center, and Reykjavík's pond by the city council building, just to name a few of the places you can explore. 

Transportation from the airport to Reykjavík is included, and you'll spend your first evening in Iceland there.


Day 2 - The Golden Circle


Gullfoss waterfall tumbles in two enormous tires into the deep canyon below.


Go on a day tour of the Golden Circle. This is Iceland's most popular attraction. You'll visit Thingvellir, a national park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site - famous for its beauty as well as history. From there, you will visit the geothermal area of Geysir, where you can see the geyser Strokkur erupt 20-40 metres up in the air, every few minutes.

Finally, you will visit Gullfoss waterfall, by many considered Iceland's most beautiful waterfall - its name means 'The Golden Falls.'

If you would like to relax rather than indulging in sporty activities such as snowmobiling or horseback riding on for this day, then you will be taken to Blue Lagoon at the end of the Golden Circle tour on this day rather than on Day 1.

Otherwise, your visit to the Blue Lagoon will be scheduled for your arrival or departure day instead, so you will have time to take full advantage of its restorative powers. The Lagoon is world-famous for its healing, mineral-rich waters - This is not a place you want to rush.

Finally, you'll spend another evening in Reykjavík, perhaps explore some of the city's exciting restaurants or go bar hopping among Reykjavík's favourite bars and nightclubs.


Day 3 - First Day of the South Coast


Skógafoss is one of the most recognisable waterfalls along the South Coast.


Today, you'll start your trip along the South Coast of Iceland and take in all the beauty it has to offer and your first stop is at the waterfall Seljalandsfoss. This magnificent cascade falls over a concave cliff, making it possible to fully encircle the falling spring water.

Next up is another waterfall; the vastly different but equally as beautiful, Skógafoss. The ground underneath this stunning cascade is very flat which allows visitors to walk right up to the wall of water.

Today you will have the unique opportunity to hike up one of Iceland's many glaciers. This adventure is suitable for all over the age of 8 and is perfect for those looking to immerse themselves in the wild and icy Icelandic nature. Accompanied by a trained glacier guide, you will hike up Sólheimajökull glacier to see first-hand the bright blue crevasses and deep glacier moulins on top of this vast ice cap. 

Your last stop is at the black sands of the famous Reynisfjara beach where you can admire the strength of the North Atlantic sea as it crashes upon the shore. In the distance, you will see the oddly-shaped Dyrhólaey peninsula and if you are lucky, you might also spot a puffin or two.

You'll continue east until you arrive at your accommodations for the night in the beautiful Vatnajökull National Park.


Accommodation

Due to increased demand for travel services in Iceland and low availability, travel companies in Iceland can not guarantee specific accommodations. However, we can always provide you with the best available accommodation at the time of your booking. Below you can see our preferred partners for accommodation, Hótel Vatnajökull and Hótel Höfn. In the case of these hotels not being an option, an alternative of the same standard will be arranged.

Hótel Höfn

Standard private rooms with private bathroom in a 3-star hotel in the largest town in south-east Iceland. Breakfast is included.

Hotel Vatnajökull

Standard private rooms with private bathroom in a 3-star hotel close to Höfn. Breakfast is included.


Day 4 - Second Day of the South Coast


Jökulsárlón is known as 'The Crown Jewel of Iceland'.


Today you will visit Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, one of Iceland's most breathtaking locations. Here, giant icebergs, which have broken off a nearby glacier, float on the bright blue water before they make their way to the sea. 

If you want a closer looks at these bergs —and perhaps the seals which can often be found swimming in the icy water—you can add a boat tour on Jökulsárlón during the booking process. You'll board a relaxing amphibious boat, perfect for the entire family, and sail on the calm, blue water. 

A short walk away from Jökulsárlón is a black beach covered with small icebergs which have washed up on shore. In the sunlight, these bergs glisten like precious stones, thus earning the location the nickname 'The Diamond Beach'.

After exploring the glacier lagoon and Diamond Beach, you will start making your way back to Reykjavík city where you will spend the night. En route, your local guide will stop at some of his favourite places in the countryside, providing you with a totally unique experience.


Day 5 - Last Day - Departure


Make the most of your last hours in Iceland by basking in the Blue Lagoon.


You'll get to spend your last day in Iceland exploring the capital, Reykjavík. Spend your final morning having a cup of coffee from a specialty roast shop or shopping for souvenirs. 

If you have a few hours to spare due to a late flight, you can book a whale watching tour from Reykjavík's Old Harbour on for this day, where you can admire these magnificent animals out at sea for one last beautiful memory of Iceland.

Transportation to the airport from Reykjavík is included. 

Have a comfortable flight home and come back soon! 


Accommodation in Reykjavik

See our accommodation levels below and our preferred accommodation partners under each day in the daily itinerary. Super budget level accommodations will be arranged in hostel dorm beds. For budget and comfort levels, bookings for one person will be arranged in single rooms, and bookings for two or more people will share a twin/double or triple room(s). For quality level, odd number groups will always be allocated a single room. If you are travelling in a group, but prefer a single room, please make separate bookings. Teenagers and children will be arranged in the same room with parents. If additional room(s) is needed, additional costs will incur.
For multi-day guided tours, accommodation cannot be upgraded and the levels below do not apply. Guide to Iceland will provide you with the best available accommodation at the time of your booking from our preferred partners. If our preferred partners are fully booked at the time of your booking, we will find another suitable accommodation for you of similar level.
We always do our best to accommodate special requests, which may incur additional costs. Press choose a date to find availability.

Super Budget

Dormitory beds with shared bathrooms in guesthouses or hostels, such as HI Hostels. Located in the capital region. Breakfast is not included.

Budget

Private rooms with shared bathroom in guesthouses or hostels such as Capital Inn Guesthouse. Located in the capital region. Breakfast is not included.

Comfort

Rooms with a private bathroom at three-star hotels such as Hótel Klettur, or quality guesthouses. Located in the city center or in close vicinity. Breakfast is included.

Quality

Rooms at four-star design hotels in the city center with a private bathroom at the absolute best locations downtown such as Hotel Alda. Breakfast is included.


Cancellation Insurance

This insurance guarantees that you can cancel tour and package bookings and receive a full refund, minus the insurance cost of 5,000 ISK per person.

The cancellation must be made more than 48 hours before the listed starting time on your voucher. To cancel your booking and claim your refund, simply contact info@guidetoiceland.is and declare full cancellation.

Please note that this insurance covers the cancellation of the whole tour or package. Individual services cannot be cancelled and refunded separately, but are all covered and refunded in case of a full cancellation.


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My main guide, for 2 days out of 4, was David from Nice Travels. He was fantastic--extremely knowledgeable, personable, told stories from Iceland's history & from his own experience, managed people very well without being overbearing. Also excellent driver (& he had to do a lot of driving) The various parts of the tour (waterfalls, glaciers, icebergs, geothermal pools & geysers, horses, volcanic landscapes, etc) were all wonderful. The 2-hour horseback ride had some ecstatic moments for me! The glacier hike was part of my package. I had to skip the hike because of a medical issue, which was sad because I sat in the minibus a good part of the time. There was a lake at the foot of the glacier where another group was kayaking. It looked divine. If you could offer a kayak alternative to the glacier hike it would suit some people who can't climb on ice (one other woman started the hike but had to turn back because it was too much for her). I could have done the kayak & would have been very happy. The people at Guide to Iceland were very responsive to my email messages and questions. Thanks to everyone!
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The trip was very organized. From the minute we booked it, to corresponding with the agents (Catia was wonderful!), to last minute modifications to our itinerary and finally to the trip itself! It was very straightforward, stress-free, and definitely for those who are in search of some guidance in traveling Iceland for the first time, but without being guided and chaperoned too much like a bunch of sheep being herded. Definitely check out the tours if you're interested to explore Iceland!
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This trip was truly phenomenal. Here are just a few things I loved about it: 1. Minimal planning: I spend my work days coordinating and planning every detail. It was great to have a one stop shop for this vacation, and have Guide to Iceland work out all the details. 2. Tour variety: There were 2 different tours (one overnight, one full day) and the lagoon day scheduled into this tour. It was lovely to hang out with two different tour groups, experience two different guides, and have time in between. 3. Free time: The amount of time in Reykjavik to just explore was so much fun! I found a free tour there my first day, got the chance to visit a whole bunch of landmarks, and just enjoyed wandering around. It was just the right amount of self-guided time. 4. The overnight in Hofn: Hofn was one of my favorite parts of the trip. The hotel was lovely, the scenery was spectacular, and it was such a cool contrast to Reykjavik. 5. The tours themselves: I had no idea I could pack so many adventures into such a short amount of time. Each guide was wonderful in their unique way. One was quirky and gave us plenty of time to just enjoy the scenery. The other shared so much amazing history, culture, and natural information. 6. The info and service provided by Guide to Iceland: I found the information provided perfect for getting where I needed to go, and bringing what I needed to bring. I also got quick, helpful responses from the support email address throughout my trip as questions came up. Overall, this trip is one of the best I've taken, especially as a solo traveler. If I get the opportunity to return to Iceland, I'd love to try one of Guide to Iceland's longer trips!
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I have joined the 5 day planned trip and included 2 seperate trips, one was the 2 day south coast trip and 1 golden circle trip. Both tour guides were nice and wifi on bus which allow you to share pictures and search for detail, they are both have joined the 5 day planned trip and included 2 seperate trips, one was the 2 day south coast trip and 1 golden circle trip. Both tour guides were nice and wifi on bus which allow you to share pictures and search for detail, they are both responsible in telling us about the history of the spot in a funny way. Hotels that booked for us are great and our planner from Guide to Iceland was nice and helper in providing all information about our trip and response any question from me as soon as possible. I feel that Guide to Iceland is a trustful planner in connecting different tours together and have all transport ready for us at the time we arrived. (Highly recommend to have sim card ready before the journey. Although there's wifi on bus and hotel, it's better to have one for searching any good resturant on street and some short walk you can browse around.
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Rating the 5 Day Summer Package - it was amazing and worth a 5 Star rating actually 6 Stars if possible.. The tour was set up perfectly from beginning to end. During the booking process the Guide to Iceland team made helpful suggestions answering all my questions and making their recommendations in a timely manner. The individual tours were set up perfectly into smaller groups so the the Guides were able to work with their groups to get the most of each tour. The Guides for the individual tours were top notch, pleasant, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The two day guided tour, The South coast to Jokulsarlon including the most "do" glacier hike and the overnight stay in Hofn was awesome. Our Hotel in Reykjavik (Alda Hotel) was perfect, centrally located with excellent staff, giving useful suggestions on what to do in the area, with Breakfast included a perfect way to start the day tours! One additional tip I do have if you could add a six day, you should do so, this will enable you to spend a little more time in Reykjavik. ( I do believe they now offer 6 day tours for this purpose) Overall I highly recommend using Guide to Iceland.
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Overall great 5 day tour with major highlights covered in this short tour. Guide to Iceland was very organized and accommodating, sending us the itinerary ahead of the travel dates and answering questions promptly. Everything was organized from pick up at airport to detailed itinerary for every day. For someone who is busy and doesn't want to go through the hassle of organizing e erythibg yourself this was much appreciated. We landed early in the morning so the blue lagoon was a good relaxing way to spend our first day, but a couple of hours will suffice. You don't need a whole day there. We stayed at Hotel Alda which is in a great location right in the center of town and the accommodations were great. We did the glacier walking, snowmobile tour, and boat ride in the glacier lagoon. I really recommend you do these tours which are a little extra but worth it. The accommodations in the south of Iceland were a little less appealing to us. The food was fair and the rooms were small and stuffy. There were 2 single beds which my husband and I were not happy with but we didn't complain as it was 1 night. The tour of the golden circle was great. The truck broke down and we had to call for someone to pick us up. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and tried his best to make the most of the situation. He continued the tour despite the lost time which made up for the inconvenience. Overall though, we had a great 5 day vacation and would use guide to Iceland again.
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everything was nicely planned out, all the guides were extremely knowledgeable and helpful. The weather was absolutely amazing when I went!
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Fabulous trip. Guide to Iceland excels at making things go smoothly. Our guides were knowledgeable, friendly, and responsive. They did a superb job of organizing each day to avoid large crowds at popular stops. At times we wished for a little more time to explore gorgeous locations, but if your time is limited this is a wonderful way to learn a lot about this stunning country. I highly recommend working with Guide to Iceland (they are extremely helpful when planning your stay) and this 5-Day Summer Package.
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Constance was extremely quick with responses and editions to our trip. All of our excursions had fun, knowledgeable guides and Iceland was as incredible as it looks in the pictures. Thanks for a great vacation!
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My family of 8 did a 5 day summer tour that was amazing. Our hotel selections (we chose quality) were perfect...clean, friendly staff, comfortable beds, and a great breakfast. The hotel was right in the heart of the city and close to great shops and restaurants. We had a two block walk to the bus stop to meet our bus everyday which was not a big deal at all. We chose to relax the first day we arrived so we only got a ride from the airport to our hotel and walked around the city. The hotel desk recommended great restaurants for us and called and booked our reservations. The second day we slept in had a big breakfast and went to the Blue Lagoon by bus. This place was outstanding and they take reservations so it was not over crowded at all.. you can stay as long as you want there. We got there at 2 and left at 6. The next three days were filled with touring all day. We would meet our bus at 8:30 and go to see waterfalls, Geysirs, black sand beaches glacier lagoon, diamond beach, lava fields, canyons, you name it we saw it. Our tour guides were great giving us history of places and answer g any of our questions. We stopped for snacks and bathroom breaks and had plenty of time at each stop to explore and take pictures. We added to our tour on the 3 days snowmobiling across a glacier (great tour guide for this...my family loved this the best and we had kids from 11-20). The next day also hiked a glacier which was really cool with a great tour guide. It took a little over an hour for the hike. On the fourth night we drove so far south in Iceland that we stayed in a souther hotel for one night. Again this was clean friendly staff great food both for dinner and breakfast.. my only negative was that the hotel was about an hour away from our last stop and we were all tired. We didn’t get to the hotel until 9pm which meant for a very long day of touring and traveling... if we could have stayed a bit closer I think it would have helped.. other than that the next day we did a boat ride into the glacier lagoon...this was my favorite place. Amazing scenery like I had never scene before. The boat ride was fun and lasted about 30 minutes... we then traveled back to Reykjavík stopping along the way to see really beautiful things. It was a tiring few days but really we saw everything I wanted to see, had great tour guides great food, great accommodations and really had a spectacular vacation. I would highly recommend guide to Iceland for your complete Iceland experience. Loved this country though rather expensive it was worth every penny. Thank you for the wonderful memories we made Oh the bus we took for the 3 long days of touring was a mini coach fitting about 21 and we had 15 people on our tour SUZY from PA USA
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